It’s my job to offer every patient the opportunity to receive the best and safest materials I can find. That’s why I have chosen not to offer metal fillings in my office. Instead I use composite fillings for cavities that need a smaller repair and porcelain inlays or onlays for cavities or damage that needs a restoration that is a little larger. If your tooth is broken or needs a root canal, I’ll use a porcelain crown. All of these methods are not only safer for your health they also look really good! In fact, they are usually indistinguishable from your natural tooth
Why is this such a benefit? Metal fillings aren’t just potentially harmful to your health, they are bad for your tooth structure as well. Like any metal, the metal in your mouth responds to changes in temperature. Whenever you eat or drink anything hot or cold, the filling will expand or contract. This constant expansion and contraction can weaken your tooth structure. It can also allow bacteria to get in under the filling and create decay.
If you would like more information about the benefits of metal-free restorations, call me Dr. Jack Kayton at my Charlottesville Dental Office at 434.977.3939.
Dr. Kayton and all of his wonderful staff are friendly, professional, and competent. I’ve sent friends and family to them for years.
Great, pain-free dentistry, and a wonderful group of people! My teeth and gums are in better shape than they were when I was far younger, thanks to the great teamwork of Dr. Kayton and his outstanding dental technicians! Two thumbs up!
Excellent visit as always!
Dr. Kayton and his team took good care of me and did a great job. I have my beautiful smile back!
What a great experience. It’s always difficult to find a good dentist when you move to a new area. I look forward to my next visit.
Prompt, congenial, well organized, professional, and patient friendly.
Dr. Kayton and his staff are professional, friendly, and caring people. Every experience with them has been superb. I highly recommend this practice.
I completely trusted Dr. Kayton. He offers the highest tech equipment, has the nicest staff and takes the time to make sure you understand his evaluation.
Painless dentistry. Dedicated and compassionate staff. Efficient. The most complicated dental work I have had has been done here; also the most pleasant and painless.